Spartina patens (Aiton) Muhl.
Common Name: SALT-MEADOW CORDGRASS
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Ad P-Grass

Railway yards, disturbed areas around brine wells, and medians of salted expressways; introduced from the East Coast and first collected in St. Clair Co. in 1910. Another halophytic grass with similar wiry stems and leaves, Distichlis spicata (L.) Greene, is known elsewhere in the Great Lakes region, and may be found in Michigan. It has inflorescences with short-pediceled spikelets in narrow panicles.

Locations

St. Clair County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 18, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2226.